Thank you for reply! I will be writing a review of “The Devil’s Grin” on Audible. For me, the only part of the story which did not resonate or ring true was the romantic angle with SH. Admiration, friendship, respect, yeah. But romance seemed a real reach for both characters, one whose persona is well known as someone who lives mainly in his head, almost to the extent of suffering from Asberger’s, and even for Anton/Anna as developed earlier in the book. Still a great yarn, full of derring do, courage, and the satisfaction of justice meted out at the end.
Head over heels in love with Anna/Anton in “The Devil’s Grin”. I listened to the audio book. Is there any hope that the 4th book in the series will also be available as an audio book for the US market? Thank you for your original, well-written, spellbinding feminist work, so rare and so treasured by so many.
Thank you, Gail 🙂 I’ll check with the audiobook publisher if they’d be interested in narrating the 5th (and soon the 6th) book too.
May I ask a question. I am new to your web pages, and don’t usually subscribe to anything at all, however, how is it possible to offer free books. Call me naïve, but ……….
Since they are mine, I can give them away as much as I want 🙂 If you meant the technical part: I’m sending download links for two different eBook formats: ePub and mobi.
Just a quick line or two…I finished the 1st Ravenwood book and enjoyed it mucho! A woman of good taste you are ( not to be confused with a woman who tastes good…and I will not go down that path, now that I have lit the road and see what murky path it be) and I knew I could trust the review you wrote for the second book and apply it to the first. While I am looking forward to reading the second in this series, you, of course know, we are more than ready for your return to Victorian England with all it’s Fabulous pristine glory. I did enter the contest and had to physically force myself to answer that amazingly difficult question correctly. I could hate you for that, but I don’t. Keep Well and Keep writing, my Friend….as always, You Rock! Y.S.I.F.C.
Quite a disappointment that you cannot CONTACT unless you use Microsoft’s email program. Also a disappointment that the link from Amazon which says “http://www.anneliewendeberg.com (that’s also the place where you can find signed paperbacks)” landed me here at a site where I could not find a single reference to obtaining an author-signed copy. Now I’m afraid to even read the book for fear of being greatly disappointed there too.
Dear Kim, I’m using a Mac and the contact button works for me and all computers that have an email program. But it doesn’t work for smart phones – so thank you for pointing this out. It’s now fixed. As for the signed paperbacks: they can be found under “books.” If, for example, you are looking for a signed copy of The Devil’s Grin, you go to “books” -> “The Devil’s Grin” and you can find the signed copies at the bottom. Unfortunately, I can’t guarantee that you won’t be disappointed by my books, but I strongly doubt that an author’s ability to code html reflects on her prose writing skills.
Well, I have to concur with Pamela; I too am a devoted reader in the USA. I read her post and thought she said everything I wish I knew how to say. And, yes, you come across ameriacn to me too; especially in 1/2986 and the draft chapters of Fog. I just spent the last 3 hours or so catching up on all the new chapters that have been posted – I can’t wait to read the whole book. In typical american fashion I’m impatient to see Anna’s next chapters too. 🙂 Thank you for writing such great well crafted gritty interesting and thought provoking stories!! ~Colleen
Thank you for your kind words, Colleen! What a nice way to start the day.
I don’t know how you do it. You write more like an English writer than most English writers to the point that I think you are an American masquerading as a German author. You’ve got the vernacular down pat complete with various slang words and sayings in the right place at the right time. This is a measure of someone who truly understands the language. GOOD JOB!
To simplify: I absolutely LOVE your writing (English/American or otherwise), the characters, plot and structure, and your ability to address complicated subjects such as bacterial isolation techniques while maintaining the necessary level of intrigue.
I was first exposed to your writing in The Devil’s Grin. I must confess that I purchased the book via a BookBub offer or it is likely I would never have had the opportunity to read your work. After slashing through my apprehension that you had the audacity to write a character opposite the great Sherlock Holmes, I devoured The Devil’s Grin and immediately ordered a copy for a friend followed by an order for The Fall. Within a day, I followed that with The Lion’s Courtship and then hesitated for about half a day. I learned from your website that The Journey was the latest installment about Anna Kronberg and I was almost afraid to learn the ending, if that was indeed the end of the game. Yet how could I wait any longer? So yes, I sat in awe and suspense with The Journey in my hand as you once again took me into the world where Sherlock and Anna ride in the same coach, but with dissimilar goals. I must also report that I find your description of human intercourse to be new and thrilling, awash with heat and emotional energy, the likes of which I have never read before. I also “felt” the encounters and the struggle within Anna at the hands of Moriarty. That is one awesome achievement!
I am blown-away by your command of the English language, your instructional presentation of biological knowledge, your ability to grab the reader and transport us from stately mansions through university laboratories to the slums of east London. I greatly admire your ability to write a superb novel series and especially your willingness to tackle the hallowed halls of Holmes.
To me, your addition of Anna to Sherlock’s world is on the same exemplary plane as Anthony Horowitz’s authorized sequel, The House of Silk. In many ways, your series excels in that you have given the world another complete character who uses her own special powers of observation and massive intellect to solve and actively participate in the resolution of crimes, yet with a feminine perspective in the monstrous male-dominated societies of the times.
My first Sherlock Holmes book was Conan Doyle’s Stories For Boys (1938) which I read at the age of 13 and I have returned to Doyle’s stories throughout my life as many others are doing. I find your treatment of the time authentic juxtaposed with Holmes, while creating a believable environment whereby a woman of Anna’s intelligence, ambition, and devotion would render Holmes a near mortal blow to his heart. Anna Kronberg is truly “The Other Woman.”
I don’t wish to sound obsequious, but I beg you to find a way to bring forth many more adventures with Anna — and Sherlock, if need be. Myself, and many others will be waiting.
Thank you for bringing Anna Kronberg to life.
Pamela Hollar A devoted reader in the USA
Pamela, you crack me up! An American masquerading as a German author LOL! A few weeks ago, I had a discussion with my proof-reader about my SciFis – I thought I sound American when I don’t try to write like a Victorian. So I asked her if she could help me correct my funny English and turn it into proper American English. She almost gagged, then she convinced me to stick with my British English. Though, I do wonder what the Brits think when they read the Grin. I’m so happy – and often surprised – about how well BookBub works for authors. And I’m glad you found me there! Thank you thank you thank you for all the praise! I’m totally blow away by your message! For months now I was thinking that the Anna chick is no longer interesting, but I’m slowly changing my views here 🙂 As for a new book: I’ll finish the first draft of my 2nd SciFi and then sit down with my imaginary Victorian friends. So far, all I have is a very angry Anna, a kid who spends too much time sitting under a bush, a bunch of dead bodies, the vaguest plot, and a gardener. But he’s not the murderer. I think.
Whenever I feel like a shitty writer (happens often), I’ll re-read you lovely comment. Hugs Annelie
Mit grosser Begeisterung habe ich die dt. Version von “Teufelsgrinsen” gelesen. Echt klasse Krimi – Hut ab!! Jetzt ist natürlich die Vorfreude auf den 2. Teil sehr gross. Der Presse konnte ich entnehmen, dass “The Fal” im Kiwi-Verlag auch in dt. Sprache verlegt wird. Gibt es hier schon einen geplanten Erscheinungstermin?
Danke, liebe Birgit! THE FALL wurde gerade übersetzt und sollte im Frühjahr 2015 auf den Markt kommen. Aber die endgültige Entscheidung wird Anfang September gefällt. Hängt auch ein bissl daran, wie gut sich TEUFELSGRINSEN verkauft. Schau mer mal…
Danke fuer die schnelle Antwort. Dann druecke ich fest die Daumen, dass es weiter gut mit dem Verkauf klappt! Andernfalls muss ich doch wohl mein Englisch auffrischen, um meine Vorfreude zu “befriedigen”. Die Kurztexte machen jedenfall Lust auf mehr ….
I enjoyed The Devil’s Grin. Really well written. A very nice treatment of Holmes (the current TV re-creation is disgusting). My only “negative” comment relates to your (re-)introduction of Moriarty at the end. Was that a last-minute decision? Thinking about it, I’d guess not…and I can’t think of any other “wrap”, but I didn’t really like it.
Hi Lester, yeah… I added the last line about Moriarty some time a year ago, thinking it was necessary. I deleted it in the 5th edition, it kept bugging me, because that Moriarty statement came out of the blue. Besides, by then the Prof shows up in the teaser for The Fall. I’m glad you liked it! Annelie
Ich bin nicht in der Lage einzuschaetzen, ob ich froh bin endlich Romane gefunden zu haben, die gleichermassen fesselnd, clever, aufregend und begeisternd sind – oder ob ich masslos enttaeuscht bin, bereits mit den ersten beiden Buechern fertig zu sein, und daher nicht mehr Teil dieser spannenden Welt bin.
Mit der Buchreihe “Kronberg Cases” wandert eine weitere Reihe in mein “Regal”, bei der ich nur sehnsuechtig auf das naechste Buch warten kann. Gibt es diese Buecher auch irgendwann als Hardcover, werden sie garantiert einen Weg vom elektronischen Regal auf das hoelzerne schaffen!
PS: Hab die Kronberg Crimes gerade als Paperback gefunden 🙂 Damit sind die Buecher garantiert physisch bei mir im Regal! 🙂
Danke Giovanna! Ich bin froh, dass dir meine Geschichten gefallen.
Just finished reading The Devils Grin. Absolutely loved it. I love the Victorian era and Sherlock Holmes. Can’t wait to read the next book. Keep writing.
Awww! Thank you Sarah! Book #3 is growing steadily 🙂
Loved your first book, lost a night of sleep because I could not put it down! Just starting the second, keep writing!
Thank you, Theresa! 🙂
Devils Grin is a great read thanks so much. Rich C.